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How to Merge Multiple Files into a Single PDF with PDF Mergy

As an avid Google for Education user, most of my students’ formal writing is drafted in Google Docs and submitted via Google Classroom. Recently, however, I needed paper copies of a particular assignment for an in-class activity we were doing. Read more…


Creative Student Publishing: 3 Engaging Tech Tools to Try This Year

Student Publishing Ideas

Looking to get a little more creative with student work this year? Allowing students to step outside the publishing box not only teaches them some cool new tech tools, but more importantly, it also helps them consider important (yet often Read more…


Top 12 Benefits of Using Google Classroom

Top 12 Benefits of Using Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a free, blended learning platform that offers a variety of benefits for both students and teachers. Whether you’re a 1:1 class or you just rock the computer carts from time to time, Google Classroom can elevate your Read more…


3 Reasons You Should Use Social Media for Teacher PD

3 Reasons You Should Use Social Media for Teacher PD

Want meaningful teacher PD? Try social media. Admittedly, the idea of professional development via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram may seem a bit odd at first. Sure, social media is a handy way to stay in touch with friends and family, Read more…


Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark: Why Students Should Use Video to Publish Their Writing

Why Students Should Use Video to Publish Their Writing

Digital storytelling gives students a sense of ownership and a more authentic audience for their writing. It was one of those last-minute ideas that could turn out amazing or go horribly wrong. Luckily, it turned out pretty amazing. But let’s Read more…


End-of-Year Student Reflection & Feedback with Google Forms

End-of-year reflection with Google Forms

  Of all the Google tools, Google Forms might just be my favorite. It has revolutionized the way I use exit slips, schedule writing conferences, give quizzes, assign book clubs, collect information — the list could go on. Since it’s Read more…


5 Creative Ways to Use Washi Tape in Your Classroom

Creative ways to use washi tape in your classroom.

Are you obsessed with washi tape yet? If not, you’re missing out on one of the most fun and versatile teacher supplies out there. Equal parts crafty and delightful, trust me when I say that washi tape deserves a top Read more…


Classroom Organization Hack: DIY Storage Boxes

File this post under: yet another cool thing you can do with duct tape. As a language arts teacher, books accumulate in my classroom quickly — and the struggle for storage is real.While some books spend their literary lives moving Read more…


Under $20: Amazon Prime Gift Guide for Teachers

Need a little holiday somethin’ for a teammate, coworker or teacher friend, but not a big fan of braving the cold and crowds this time of year? Not to worry! I’ve compiled some of my favorite teacher essentials from everyone’s Read more…


Creative Gift Ideas for the Stylish Word Nerd

Whether you’re looking for a creative gift for the stylish word nerd in your life, or you’re on the hunt for a new conversation piece for your style-savvy-literary-loving self, search no further. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Read more…